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Image: Skyrush roller coaster's circuit completed at Hersheypark

Skyrush track installation

Hersheypark has installed the final section of track on its highly-anticipated Skyrush roller coaster, with testing of the ride due to begin soon.

Skyrush features a 3,600-feet-long circuit, which includes five "airtime" hills and a series of high-speed turns. It will be situated in the Sunken Gardens area of Hersheypark, and will begin with a 50-degree lift hill, followed by an 85-degree, 75 miles per hour drop.

The image below shows the installation of the final piece of Skyrush's yellow track:

Skyrush construction (1)

Image © Hersheypark

Hersheypark's new addition will feature unique 32-seat trains, which will seat riders four-across. These will include both floored and floorless seats, enabling guests to experience two very different versions of the ride. The trains will offer views across Hersheypark from the top of Skyrush's 200-feet-tall lift hill.

The new coaster will be the first to open at Hersheypark since Fahrenheit in 2008, and has been under construction since mid-2011.

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